Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Back

So it's true, I've been back for a few days, but due to fatigue, life, chores, unpacking, and volunteering. I wanted to get all the gushing about my trip over with as soon as possible to get it out of the way. If you ever have the chance, I would highly recommend going to San Antonio one day. It's such a nice and pretty colorful city with a lot of historical background.
One of the first things we saw was the Alamo, aka, Texas' claim to fame. Our most boasted about battle, and a major part of the State's history. While we were there we got a little treat, and got to see our Governor Rick Perry, who if you remember way back, took over the Governor position from Bush after he became president. I wonder what happened to his arm. Maybe he got into a bar fight with a donkey.
You know those theme parks scattered across the US called Six Flags? Yeah. It's an Alamo, and furthermore a Texas reference. The flags represent all of the countries that played a major part in the battle. The Spainish, German, and a few other European countries had men fighting in the Alamo.
Another stop on our trip was to a place called Buckhorn, which had 3 museums and a restaurant inside. They also had this little cowboy man walking around who resembled Jake Gyllenhaal (did I spell that right?) from Brokeback Mountain. No lie, hat, chaps, boots, and lasso. He was cowboyed out. Another cool fact: Billy Bob Thorton gave Buckhorn the "you don't suck as much as the restaurant down the street whose waitress wouldn't let me cop a feel" thumbs up of approval.
If you haven't guessed by now, one of Buckhorn's museums is a Taxadermy travel throughout the continents including North America, Africa, and Asia. They also have a Texas Ranger museum (which sadly had ZERO Chuck Norris references) and a Texas history wax museum.
Another highlight of the trip was the Riverwalk. We took the boat tour, and saw so much beautiful scenery, and even encountered a few surprises. Baby Steven, although coated in sweat, enjoyed the ride, and told us so by shrieking very loudly.

For example, there was a choir preforming as our boat passed.
Every turn, there was awe, and beauty in not only architecture, but plant life.

Next stop! The San Antonio Zoo! Hey Bekka, remember that story we read in APLit, the Scarlet Ibis? Yeah, we had a bunch of those suckers looming over our heads at the zoo.The Hippos were pretty cool, and were most definitely not people shy.I don't know if you can tell from this somewhat abstract picture, but the Hippo just took a crap in the water around all those fishes.

Over all, the zoo was awesome. We saw jellyfish, big cats, tiny cats, lots of snakes and komodo dragons, and we even rode the little train that they had around the park and surrounding area.
We also visited the Tower of the Americas, which is just slightly smaller than the space needle, and we ate on the River, and had spanish minstrels play at our table :) However, I'm tired, lazy, etc. so I'm going to stop with the pictures, and the typing.


  1. Looks like you had a good time! I've never been to San Antonio, but my uncle lives there, so I'll probably end up visiting eventually.

  2. i love traveling and pictures. SO glad that you shared! seems like amazing fun. only thing missing was a damned Chuck Norris reference!